Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources: Denver Basin, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska: Chapter G in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources

Open-File Report 2012-1024-G
This report is Chapter G in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources. For more information, see Open File Report 2012-1024.
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Abstract

This is a report about the geologic characteristics of five storage assessment units (SAUs) within the Denver Basin of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. These SAUs are Cretaceous in age and include (1) the Plainview and Lytle Formations, (2) the Muddy Sandstone, (3) the Greenhorn Limestone, (4) the Niobrara Formation and Codell Sandstone, and (5) the Terry and Hygiene Sandstone Members. The described characteristics, as specified in the methodology, affect the potential carbon dioxide storage resource in the SAUs. The specific geologic and petrophysical properties of interest include depth to the top of the storage formation, average thickness, net-porous thickness, porosity, permeability, groundwater quality, and the area of structural reservoir traps. Descriptions of the SAU boundaries and the overlying sealing units are also included. Assessment results are not contained in this report; however, the geologic information included here will be used to calculate a statistical Monte Carlo-based distribution of potential storage volume in the SAUs.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources: Denver Basin, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska: Chapter G in Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1024
Chapter G
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121024G
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program
Description Report: vi, 17 p.; Well Density; Storage Assessment Units
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources (Open-File Report 2012-1024)
Country United States
State Colorado;Nebraska;Wyoming
Other Geospatial Denver Basin
Projection Albers Equal Area Projection
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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